Charles Parker Company household and interior design items - historical design catalogues and other information (2016)

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Charles Parker Company household and interior design items - design catalogues, other historical information and key secondary sources [1]

Introduction, c. 1893:

"MERIDEN CURTAIN FIXTURE CO. (THE)
Established 1869. President, Charles Parker; Secretary and Treasurer, Dexter W. Parker; Manufacturers of Shade Cloths, Shade Rollers (Patent Central Bore) and Shade Fringes. 440 Broad St."

"PARKER, CHARLES CO. (THE)
Charles Parker, President; C. E. Parker [2], Vice-President; W. H. Lyon, Secretary. Manufacturers of The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Coffee and Spice Mills, Vises, Blinds, Hinges, etc. New York Office, 97 Chambers Street."

"PARKER & WHIPPLE CO. Clock Manufacturers."

—D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Meriden Curtain Fixture Co." (including building illustration), "The Charles Parker Company", and "Parker & Whipple Co.", (pp. 211-12). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. Courtesy University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, call no. G1240 .H8 1893. Viewed 2 June 2016. [A00749-50; A01137]



A. Charles Parker Company design catalogues

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Charles Parker Company. (1862). Price list of articles manufactured by Charles Parker, Meriden, Conn. (coffee mills, hardware, silver-plated flatware, presses.) 86 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 683 C477p, 1862. Viewed 23 July 2016. [A01097]

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Parker & Casper, Co. (1869). Illustrated catalogue and price list of silver plated ware Number of pages unknown. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 58.632. Viewed 20 July 2016. [A01069]

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Charles Parker. (after 21 September 1869). Illustrated catalogue of domestic hardware, Britannia spoons. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 1970.569.1. Viewed 20 July 2016. [A01066]

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Parker & Whipple Co. (1875). The little jewel pendulum clock, manufactured by Parker & Whipple Co. Meriden Conn.. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00051].

parker and whipple

Parker & Whipple Co. (1875). Cover and page from The little jewel pendulum clock, manufactured by Parker & Whipple Co. Meriden Conn. (1875). Reprinted in The Parker Story (pp. 949), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 4 August 2016. [AAA00051].

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Charles Parker Company. (1880). Revised price list, Jan. 1, 1880, of coffee mills ... manufactured by the Charles Parker Co., Meriden, Conn. 1 sheet. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 683 C477p, 1880. Viewed 20 July 2016. [A01082]

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Chas. Parker Co. (1880-1899). Piano stools, scarfs, music cabinets, etc. 115 pp. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA reference code EP001.12.009.002.033. Viewed 9 June 2016. [A00752; A00762]

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Charles Parker Company. (1897). Portable heater brochure. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

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Charles Parker Company. (1897). Page from portable heater brochure (1897). Reprinted in The Parker Story (pp. 928), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038; A00650].

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Charles Parker Company. (1899). Lamp catalogue (no. 16). [“Index lists 172 lamps and chandeliers, consisting of 36 chandeliers (some with two, three, four or six founts); 33 spring extension library lamps; 14 hall lamps; 58 banquet lamps; 11 piano lamps; 4 bracket lamps; and 16 table lamps.”)] [3] Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

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Charles Parker Company. (1899). Eight reprinted pages from Lamp catalogue (no. 16) (1899). In The Parker Story (pp. 921-27), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038; A00650].
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Charles Parker Company. (c. 1900). Mills, coffee, drug & spice; The Charles Parker Co.: oldest manufacturers of coffee mills in the United States. 64 pp. Hagley Museum and Library call no. Trade Cat .P244 1900. Viewed 20 July 2016. [A01083]

parker and whipple

Parker & Whipple Co. / Parker Clock Company. (1873-1926). Various illustrations of clocks. Reprinted in The Parker Story (pp. 950-57), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 4 August 2016. [AAA00051].

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Charles Parker Company. (1907). Chas. Parker Co.: Piano and organ stools, chairs, benches, cabinet, scarfs, and covers. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037].

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Charles Parker Company. (1907). Six reprinted pages from Chas. Parker Co.: Piano and organ stools, chairs, benches, cabinet, scarfs, and covers (1907). In The Parker Story (pp. 935-40, 942-43), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037; A00650].

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Charles Parker Company. (c. 1911). Piano and organ stools, chairs, benches, etc. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037].

charles parker company

Charles Parker Company. (c. 1911). Two illustrations of piano scarves reprinted from Piano and organ stools, chairs, benches, etc. (1911). In The Parker Story (p. 944), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037; A00650].

charles parker company

Charles Parker Company. (1918). Piano and organ stools, etc. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037].

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Charles Parker Company. (1918). One reprinted page from Piano and organ stools, etc. (1918). In The Parker Story (p. 941), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037; A00650].

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Charles Parker Company. (c. 1919). Parker coffee mills (catalogue no. 52). 12 pp. Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware, call no. Trade Cat .P244 1919. Viewed 20 July 2016. [A01084]

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Charles Parker Company. (1919). Cover from Parker coffee mills (1919). Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 971), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00050].

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(c. 1919). Two reprinted pages of “Parker lamps” from unspecified distributor catalogue (c. 1919). In The Parker Story (p. 929-30), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038; A00650].

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Charles Parker Company. (1920). [Net Price List of Piano and Organ Stools, Chairs and Benches]. (Two versions.) Number of pages unknown. University of California, Santa Barbara – offline. Viewed 2 June 2016.

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Charles Parker Company. (1920). Mills: Coffee, drug and spice. 64 pp. Montana Historical Society call no. PAM 538. Viewed 20 July 2016. [A01085]

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Charles Parker Company. (1921). “Catalog no. 33, 1921-22”. 46 pp. Meriden, CT. ("Includes Dec 1921 and Jan 1922 net price lists.) Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. – Parker, Charles, Company, Meriden, CT, USA. Viewed 13 May 2016. [A00649]

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Charles Parker Company. (1921). [Net Price List of Piano and Organ Stools, Chairs and Benches]. Number of pages unknown. University of California, Santa Barbara - offline. Viewed 2 June 2016.

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Charles Parker Company. (1930). Lamp catalogue. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

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Charles Parker Company. (1930). Two reprinted pages from Lamp catalogue (1930). In The Parker Story (p. 931-32), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038; A00650].

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Charles Parker Company. (c. 1930). Parker bathroom accessories, cabinets, mirrors. 8 pp. Hagley Museum and Library call no. Trade Cat .P2445 1930. Viewed 20 July 2016. [A01076]

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Charles Parker Company. (1938). Bathroom accessories. 9 pp. Courtesy Association for Preservation Technology International. Viewed 16 November 2016. [AAA00455; A01125]

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Charles Parker Company. (1939). Parker Benches (catalogue no. 40). Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037].

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Charles Parker Company. (1939). Three reprinted pages from Parker Benches (catalogue no. 40) (1939). In The Parker Story (pp. 945-47), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037; A00650].

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Charles Parker Company, Bradley & Hubbard Division. (c. 1940). Brochure with Rayo lamp. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

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Charles Parker Company. (19th century-1940s). Various illustrations of Parker coffee mills and grinders. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 972-89), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00050].

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Charles Parker Company, Bradley & Hubbard Division. (c. 1940). One reprinted page from brochure with Rayo lamp (c. 1940). In The Parker Story (p. 933), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038; A00650].

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Charles Parker Company. (195x). "1 v. Bathroom cabinets and accessories only". Number of pages unknown. Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, New York, barcode no. 050498a. Viewed 3 August 2016. [A01135]

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Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker Bathroom Accessories (pamphlet). [Form96-25M-4/32]. 2 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 9, Folder 5 – offline. Viewed 20 July 2016. [AAA00032-27]

charles parker company

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker Bathroom Accessories (pamphlet). [Form 97-25M-4/32]. 2 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 9, Folder 5 – offline. Viewed 20 July 2016. [AAA00032-26]

charles parker company

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Bath-room furnishings (catalog no. 35). 33 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 7, Folder 5 – offline. Viewed 20 July 2016. [AAA00032-45]

charles parker company

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker Bathroom Accessories (catalog no. 37). 31 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 9, Folder 5 – offline. Viewed 20 July 2016. [AAA00032-29]

charles parker company

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker Bathroom Accessories (price list for catalog no. 37). 9 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 9, Folder 5 – offline. Viewed 20 July 2016. [AAA00032-28]



B. Charles Parker Company - other historical documentation

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(Various years). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. See: Chronicling America at Library of Congress; fultonhistory.com (over 35 million historical newspaper pages from USA and Canada); and Google News. Viewed 16 October 2016.

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Perkins, G.W. (1849). Historical sketches of Meriden. Franklin E. Hinman: West Meriden. 117 pp.("On pp. 115-17, "Manufactures in Meriden in 1849" are listed, including Charles Parker.) Viewed 11 June 2016. [A00779-80]

charles parker company

Bishop, J. Leander. (1868). "Manufactures in Meriden" (Includes details about Charles Parker companies) (pp. 424-26). A history of American manufactures from 1608-1860 (3rd edition, revised and enlarged). 643 pp. Philadelphia: Edward Young & Co. Courtesy of University of Michigan. Viewed 15 June 2016. [A00816-18]

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Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). Charles Parker Company illustrations (pp. 472b, 477, 490b, 494b); The Parker & Caspar Co., coffee mills, and C. & E. Parker brass and iron castings mentions (p. 494). In History of Wallingford, Conn. From its settlement in 1670 to the present time: Including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780. (Also see "Manufactures section": pp. 472-495.) 1086 pp. Courtesy University of California Libaries. Meriden: Published by the author. Viewed 17 November 2016. [A00793-94]

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(March 1874). “Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut. Meriden Britannia Co. v. Charles Parker”, (pp. 153-62). The American Law Register (1852-1891). Courtesy JSTOR. Viewed 2 June 2016. [A00602; AAA00022]

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(1884). Meriden, Connecticut map, (p. 7 showing "The Parker & Whipple Clock Fac.", presumably today on "West Main Street"). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. Courtesy Yale University. Viewed 21 November 2016. [A01026; AAA00008]

Hall, Henry. (1895). “Charles Parker”, owner / manufacturer, Charles Parker Company, including Meriden Curtain Fixture Company, with illustration (pp. 608-10). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). The New York Tribune; 1074 pp. Courtesy University of California, Berkeley. Viewed 2 June 2016. [A00746-48] For more historical accounts, see Meriden-area history books online.)

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(1901). Insurance maps of Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut map, (pdf p. 28, Map 26, Meriden Curtain Fixture Co. on Charles Avenue near Parker Avenue; also pdf p. 34, Map 32, Charles Parker Piano Stool Dept). Sanborn-Perris Map & Publishing Co. 51 leaves. Courtesy Yale University. Viewed 22 November 2016. [AAA00504-06]

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Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "Charles Parker Company" section including illustrations of buildings, (pp. 48-54). (Also, "The Meriden Curtain Fixture Co.", (pp. 54-6). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part III). 1248 pp overall. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Viewed 19 November 2016. [A00791-92]

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Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of Charles Parker Company management: Charles Parker [pp. 310-16 including portrait); Dexter Parker (pp. 316-17 including portrait (p. 313) and house (p. 315)]. In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part II). 1248 pp overall. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Viewed 19 November 2016. [A00791-92]

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Marquis, Albert Nelson. (1915). "Dexter Parker" (p. 820). In Who’s who in New England, (2nd ed.). 1207 pp. A. N. Marquis & Company: Chicago. Courtesy Harvard University. Viewed 17 June 2016. [A00861-62]

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(1918). Aero view of Meriden, Connecticut. [Including 5 illustrations of Charles Parker Co. – lamps, fixtures, spice and coffee mills: 48 Elm Street; Parker Bros.: 26 Cherry Street; Parker Clock Co.: 600 West Main Street] Hughes & Bailey: Boston. Courtesy Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Viewed 2 July 2016. [A01020-21]. (For more maps, see the historical Meriden maps online webpage.)

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Charles Parker Co. (c. 1945). An account of the past and the present activities of the Charles Parker Company and the Bradley & Hubbard Division. 28 pp. unnumbered. Meriden, CT. New York Historical Society call no TS400 .C53 1945. Viewed 29 April 2016. (Copy in the offline Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library.) [A00480; AAA00015]

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Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). Photo of unspecified Charles Parker Company building, (p. 280). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). Courtesy of University of Connecticut Libraries, Storrs, CT. Viewed 27 November 2016. [A00789-90]



C. Charles Parker Company - selected advertisements

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Charles Parker Company. (1883). Advertisement in Meriden City Directory (1883). Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038] [4]

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Charles Parker Company. (1889). Advertisement: “The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Gimlet-Pointed Wood Screws, Coffee and Space Mills, Vises, Blind Hinges, Cabinet Locks, Etc.”. In (1889) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 919), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

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Charles Parker Company. (1892). Advertisement: “The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Gimlet-Pointed Wood Screws, Coffee and Space Mills, Vises, Blind Hinges, Cabinet Locks, Etc.”. In (1892) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 920), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

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Charles Parker Company. (1893). Advertisement: “Antique Oak Boxes; With Metal Ornaments and Satin Linings; Over One Hundred Styles To Select From; Specially Designed for Holiday and Wedding Gifts; The Charles Parker Co.; Meriden, Conn.” In (1893) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 944), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00037].

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Charles Parker Company. (1896). Advertisement: “The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Gimlet-Pointed Wood Screws, Coffee and Space Mills, Vises, Blind Hinges, Cabinet Locks, Etc.”. In (1896) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 920), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

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Charles Parker Company. (1900). Advertisement: “The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Gimlet-Pointed Wood Screws, Coffee and Space Mills, Vises, Blind Hinges, Cabinet Locks, Etc.”. In (1900) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 920), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

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Charles Parker Company. (1913). Advertisement in Meriden City Directory (1913). [AAA00038] [5]



D. Charles Parker Company - key secondary sources

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(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 4. [On Charles Parker, (pp. 262-64).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. Courtesy Connecticut State Library. Viewed 27 November 2016. [AAA00507-09]

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Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On Charles Parker Company, (p. 84-5; 178-79). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). Courtesy of University of Connecticut Libraries, Storrs, CT. Viewed 27 November 2016. [A00789-90]

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Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). On Charles Parker and Charles Parker Company, [p. 37-8, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59 (photo of mansion), 66, 73, 74 - portrait]. In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. 144 pages. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. Yale University call no. F104 M5 V85 1988 (LC)+ Oversize. (See worldcat.org for more locations.) Viewed 29 November 2016. [A00804]

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(c. 1998-2000). The Parker story. The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Viewed 13 May 2016. [A00650]

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D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement (catalog of exhibition held at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, and Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY). (Includes "The Charles Parker Company", section pp. 42-48.) Utica, ISBN: 0915895293. [A00692]

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Zukowski, Karen. (2006). Creating the artful home: The Aesthetics movement, (pp. 101-02, including photograph of a Charles Parker Company oil lamp, c. 1885). Gibbs Smith. 176 pp. Viewed 3 August 2016. [A01096]

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Butkus, Paul. (19 March 2016). The famed Wilcox mansion and its demise. [On the mansion owned by Jedediah Wilcox and later Charles Parker, with video lecture by Brian Cofrancesco.] Design Meriden at artdesigncafe.com, 1(1).



Footnote:
[1] Regarding "active 1832-1957", see D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). Brass menagerie: Metalwork of the aesthetic movement. Utica, NY: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. (ISBN: 0915895293), page 42. [A00692]

[2] "’C’. E. Parker" is not clearly legible in the online copy.

[3-5] [1] Stated in The Parker Story (p. 918), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].



DESIGN MERIDEN:
On Charles Parker interior furnishing and product design items -
1: designs in collections, exhibitions, etc. | 2: design catalogues, other historical information, etc.

On Parker guns - 3: designs in collections, expositions, etc. | 4: design catalogues, other historical information, etc.

On Charles Parker hardware / vises - 5: design catalogues, other historical information, etc.



This compilation is currently in development. We are compiling scattered resources across North America and beyond with the goal of identifying a complete set. This initiative aims to enable more productive research and facilitate new discoveries. If you know of original documentation not listed below, please contact artdesigncafe.